Guest Bathroom Makeover

We have a unique jack-and-jill bathroom upstairs that was a little blah for my taste. We started with the shower/toilet area. I will say that I am pretty horrible at taking before pictures. Like…really bad. This is all I’ve got. Major sad face. We had yellowish trim, bland beige walls, and the ugliest vinyl pull blind I’ve ever seen. They are on all the windows upstairs, and we are slowly replacing them as we paint each room.




I really need to get better at taking before pictures because they make the after photos just so much better. Without further ado – here is our quick makeover.





We updated the blinds with a natural-colored bamboo shade. It was quite long for the window so we got a little glue gun happy and shortened it. We also removed the inner lattice (or whatever it’s called), and I really think that lets in more light.

My favorite update in the room is the board and batten on the lower half of the wall.  It was totally Evan’s idea so I can’t take any credit for it. We used this tutorial and it was actually a pretty easy process. We didn’t have a nail gun but since we were doing such a small area it wasn’t a huge deal. Overall it was super cheap to add, but I think it makes a huge impact in the room.

We also updated the shower curtain rod to a rounded one. It makes the shower feel so much more roomy, especially since there is a soffit that doesn’t allow the shower to go all the way to the ceiling.

Overall we are very happy with the transformation. It just makes us that more anxious to redo our master bathroom. But that’s a much, much bigger project. As soon as the wedding is over though – that thing is getting demo’d to the floor boards.

Wall Color – “Cliffside Gray” by Benjamin Moore
Bamboo Shade – Overstock
Rustic Wood Shelf – HomeGoods
Wood Frames – HobbyLobby
Curtain Rod – Menards
Shower Curtain – HomeGoods

Next up is the sink area that our guests use! We are finalizing the details, but I’ll post as soon as we are done.